Lexington, SC (WLTX) - With our state's extreme heat, it's putting the burn on farmer's crops.
As Clinton Sease walks through his corn crops he describes one that has been affected by the heat.
"This ear has started producing and because of the extreme heat and hot weather basically there is nothing there, it looks like a baby ear of corn," said Sease.
This year even with irrigation, some of Clinton Sease's crops are suffering because of our almost non-stop heat.
He says all of his corn was planted at the same time but the ones that didn't get enough water looked more than three times smaller than an ear of corn that received water.
"The spots that I haven't been able to water is completely gone and anyone who does not have irrigation has zero crop."
And even with watering his crops, "It has still been tougher because of the triple digits," said Sease.
"When its pollinating if it's too hot it will not pollinate, if it has already started pollinated and has put an ear on if it doesn't have enough water, I have an ear of corn in my hand and you can see it doesn't mature all the way to the end so therefore you don't have a top yield. "
Ultimately the extreme heat is hurting farmers in their pocket.
"In order for me to be top yield I need this corn needs to be mature all the way to the end and this is 10% gone, that 10% could be my profit."